The DOXA Documentary Film Festival--which runs from May 5 to 15 at various Vancouver venues--has announced its special presentations for this year.
First up is DOXA 2022's opening film, Fire of Love, which follows the exploits of volcanologist couple Katia and Maurice Krafft. "Sara Dosa’s film incorporates astonishing archival footage shot by the Kraffts themselves," reads the info in a DOXA press release, "as they dedicated their lives to unraveling the mysteries of the earth’s core and our place above it."
Fire of Love will be presented on May 7 at the Vancouver Playhouse, and will be followed by screenings of director Colin Askey's Love in the Time of Fentanyl, "an intimate observation of [Vancouver's] Overdose Prevention Society", and director Henri Pardo's Dear Jackie, "an enduring portrait of Black life in Montreal, and a letter to the titular Jackie Robinson."
This year's closing film is Doug and the Slugs and Me, local DOXA alum Teresa Alfeld's "intimate biography of legendary musician and East Van dad Doug Bennett, from his formative years to the bittersweet end."
Special presentation films will include either a prerecorded or live-streamed Q+A, or in-theatre conversation with filmmakers.
Details on DOXA’s full program will be announced on April 13, and in the meantime you can visit the festival website here.